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The Smart Way to Turn Yourself in for an Arrest Warrant

Arrest warrants are issued by a judge for new cases, probation misdemeanors, or failing to comply to court orders. If you have failed to appear in court after being summoned with a subpoena, an arrest warrant could be next in line. The warrant authorizes the police to arrest you because they believe you have committed [...]

Why Your Miranda Rights Are Important During an Arrest

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights [...]

The Benefits of Pursuing a Career in Bail Bonds

Pursue a Career in Bail Bonds. If you pay any attention to popular images in the media, you probably have a pre-existing impression of what it means to pursue a career in bail bonds. However, this impression may not necessarily reflect reality. While TV and the movies often emphasize the dramatic or sensational aspects of [...]

A Missed Court Date Isn’t Just Inconvenient – It’s a Crime

If you are arrested and released by the police, you are usually given a court date and advised to attend on that date. It is important to keep track of these dates and appear on time to begin your court proceedings. It is your duty to appear before the court and present your case at [...]

What Can a Bounty Hunter Legally Do if You Skip Bail?

In most countries, fugitives can only be brought to justice by law enforcement agents, but the United States takes a different approach. In the US, bounty hunters are allowed to track down fugitives, make a citizen’s arrest, and bring them to the police and back into custody. California Bounty Hunters Bounty hunters are private citizens, [...]

The Bail Bonds Process: Avoid Getting Stuck in Jail When there is Bail

Avoid Getting Stuck in Jail When There's Bail Available. No one plans to end up in jail. Although local courts usually offer bail for most offenses, for most people it can seem impossible to pay. Fortunately, for those who cannot afford their own bail (or would rather not pay it), bail bonds remain an option. [...]

Do You Know How to Get Your Bail Money Back?

If you’ve put up money to help bail a friend or loved one out of jail, you might be waiting anxiously for the return of your hard-earned cash. However, you should know that not everyone who puts up bail money gets that money back on the same time schedule, or even gets their money back [...]

Top 5 Collateral Items Used for Bail Bonds to Get Someone Out Of Jail

In the aftermath of an arrest, you or your loved one will likely be given the opportunity to post bail and remain free until you complete your trial proceedings. However, unless you have plenty of personal resources, you’ll probably need to obtain a bail bond instead of paying the full amount of your bail up [...]

Top 5 Considerations Used by the Judge to Set Bail Amount

There are a number of factors the judge will take into account when setting bail. The judge will set bail to ensure that you show up on your court date and afterwards, the money will be released to you or your bail broker again. If you’re waiting for your bail to be posted and want [...]

Bondsman Money and Fees in a Dismissed Case: Do You Get Your Money Back?

How to get your money back from bail if your case is dismissed. Having yourself or a loved one placed into custody is a stressful situation for many different reasons. However, the money you have tied up in the case can easily be the biggest stressor. Between bail, court fees, and possible lawyer fees, things [...]